Introduction to the Course

Introduction to the Course - The Human Dimension of the...

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HST 410: The Modern United States, 1918-1945
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What are the most significant changes in the United States and the world between 1918 and 1945? Why is this era so important? . . . some of the themes the course will examine . . .
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Automobile and Covered Wagon The Transition toward Modernity
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Cultural Conflicts A Ku Klux Klan meeting in Gainesville, Florida, 1922 Prohibition agents destroying barrels of liquor
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Religion Courtroom scene during the Scopes Trial
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Anti-Japanese sign on a house in Hollywood, CA The Politics of Race Examples of Racial Discrimination in the South
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A March for Women's Suffrage The Struggle for Gender Equality
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CIO pickets jeer at workers entering a mill. Class Struggle and Conflict
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Unformatted text preview: The Human Dimension of the Great Depression “In a Camp of Migratory Pea Pickers” The Dorothea Lange photo that startled a nation Migration Broken-down Okies bound for California, 1930s The New Deal and the Liberal Ascendancy A Civilian Conservation Corps camp The United States Presidency Franklin D. Roosevelt campaigning in Topeka, Kansas Cultural Achievements Leadbelly: from convict work gang to blues legend Cigarette break on Peleliu Island The World War II Battlefront The WWII Home Front The Big Three: Churchill, FDR, and Stalin “Strange bedfellows” at the Yalta Conference U.S. Foreign Policy and Diplomacy...
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